Tuesday markshundredth Martian day on the .
The car-sized, 2,260-poundlanded on Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles.
Perseverance, the mostrobot the agency has sent to date, was designed based on the ‘s .
Packed with groundbreaking engineering, the rover carried theto the planet ahead of its historic experimental flights and the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet.
It also took unprecedented images, video and audio recordings, includingand the .
Perseverance, led by members of the agency’sJet Propulsion Laboratory, has since embarked on its trek in a mission to conduct including the search for .
In a tweet acknowledging the milestone, JPL’s Perseverance team wrote that the rover had tested all cameras and scientific instruments, returned more than 75,000 pictures including the documentation of Ingenuity’s flights, extracted oxygen from Mars’ atmosphere and since headed south to its first exploration zone.
In April, the rover’sfor the first time.
The accomplishment could one day be critical to human exploration of the planet,rockets or providing breathable air for astronauts.
Now, Perseverance ischaracterizing and and .
In March, NASA announced that Perseverance’shad already , “Yeehgo” and “Máaz,” for study.
The rover may cache over 30 selected samplesfor a in the early 2030s.